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Table 4 Maternal breastfeeding attitudes, classified by socio-demographic characteristics‡ (n = 322)

From: An exploration of the knowledge and attitudes towards breastfeeding among a sample of Chinese mothers in Ireland

  I do not like breastfeeding. Five classifications of foods should be avoided during lactation because these foods have a negative effect on the nursing baby.
  Disagree Agree Don't know P Disagree Agree Don't know P
  (%) (%) (%)   (%) (%) (%)  
Current age         
   20-29 74.5 19.8 5.7 0.006 4.7 87.7 7.5 0.007
   30-39 86.8 9.9 3.3   7.8 90.2 2.0  
   > 40 65.4 30.8 3.8   9.4 75.5 15.1  
Education level         
   Primary/Secondary level 72.2 22.5 5.3 0.024 5.2 88.2 6.5 0.413
   Third level 84.8 12.2 3.0   9.1 84.8 6.1  
Mother's birth place         
   Mainland China (north) 84.0 14.2 1.9 0.005 6.7 90.2 3.1 0.001
   Mainland China (south) 77.4 15.1 7.5   4.7 88.8 6.5  
   Hong Kong 62.2 33.3 4.4   15.2 67.4 17.4  
Duration in Ireland (years)         
   < = 5 83.8 11.1 5.1 0.037 5.1 89.9 5.1 0.004
   > 5-10 79.8 16.8 3.5   7.4 88.6 4.0  
   > 10 62.8 32.6 4.7   11.6 69.8 18.6  
  1. Group comparisons were performed by Pearson Chi-square analysis.
  2. Disagree = Strongly disagree/Tend to disagree; Agree = Strongly agree/Tend to agree.